User talk:Magnus Manske

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For bug reports or feature requests concerning my toolserver tools, please use the JIRA system.
It helps me keeping track of all the requests. Beats spreading them over half a dozen talk pages ;-)
Also : If the file upload bot transfered an unsuitable image from wikipedia or Flickr, don't ask me to fix it. I don't operate the bot; I only offer it, and someone else used it.

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Parliament building of Benin[edit]


I saw the picture mentionned in the subject on the Benin page as well as Porto-Novo page. And it is written that it is the siege of Benin Parliament. Please, note that this is wrong. The building name in French is Palais des Congrès which can be litteraly translated as Palace of Congress, but its purpose is just to host events like seminars, conference and meeting. Benin Parliament siege is the "Palais des Gouverneurs" in French. And it is located in Porto-Novo, not Cotonou. Since i'm not used to editing wikipedia articles, I think i might let you know so you can correct this.

Best regards

Gildas Jr.

Use of a picture[edit]


We’d like to use some of your pictures for a book that will be publish next fall. On the Internet site that we consulted, it says that the pictures are copyright free.

The title of the book is Secrets de plantes 2 and the name of the author is Fabien Girard. The intial print run will be 1000 copies.

We’d like to have your autorisation by e-mail to use those pictures.

Here are the links of the pictures.'Marsh_Mallow'_(Malvaceae)_flower.JPG'Marsh_Mallow'_(Malvaceae)_plant.JPG

Thank you.

Stéphane Aubut Editor assistant for les Éditions JCL

Photo of inside of Cappella Palatina[edit]

Hello, Magnus.

Would it please be possible to have your permission to use your photo of the inside of the Cappella Palatina, specifically the one that shows the upper wall and part of the stalactite ceiling? I am writing a book on Norman Sicily and would really like to use this as the composition is so unusual. Thank you.

The Vernaccia pic[edit]

Hi, my name is Marco. I just would like to tell that the pic uploaded in the Vernaccia article it is not a Vernaccia from Sardinia, but (as stated on the label on the bottle) is a Vernaccia di San Gimignano. These two wines are quite different. I think the caption should be corrected. Best regards

image on wikipedia entry for margaret cavendish[edit]

Hi Magnus,

The image you uploaded on the Margaret Cavendish page in Wikipedia does not represent her. According to her biography, Mad Madge, it is an image of Mary Lucas, her sister. Is it possible to remove it? It is misleading as is. This is the link to the image:


please delete this picture, it's of me and i can't figure out how to delete it[edit]

Inapropiate use of this image[edit]

Hi Magnus,

someone uses an image of yours ( in this page


Image Consent for AFAR Travel Guide[edit]


I work for AFAR Media, a travel media company whose mission is to inspire and enable travelers to have richer, deeper and more authentic travel experiences around the world. We publish AFAR Magazine, which has twice been named America's best travel magazine, and, an online travel guide that has been recognized by the New York Times, Time magazine and many others as breaking new ground in inspiring and enabling great travel experiences (see

I’m creating content to recommend that travelers visit Abu Dhabi and would like to use the image in the following link. I would like to request your authorization and approval to do so.

AFAR also provides destination guides for partners, such as Westin Finds from AFAR, in which AFAR recommends places for Westin Hotel guests to visit. (See We would also like to include your image in these recommendations.

If this is acceptable to you, I need you to reply to me that you are in agreement with the following provision, have the rights to the image and are authorized to provide this consent:


AFAR Media is hereby granted royalty-free authorization and license to publish, display and use the image in AFAR Magazine, on AFAR,com, on, mobile variations thereof, and in such other electronic, digital, and print channels as AFAR and its partners shall determine, including in social media and collateral marketing materials. It is understood that you retain copyright ownership over the image, and this is a license only.

We will share our recommendation with you after it is complete. Thank you very much for your consideration.

All the best, Lara

Mislabel leading to Embarrassing Situations "Patch Adams at Sarvodaya.jpg"[edit]

Hello Magnus, My name is Derek Busby, and I am the assistant to Dr. Patch Adams. I am writing to you because the picture entitled "Patch Adams at Sarvodaya" has been incorrectly labeled. This picture is actually of Dr. Bowen White: . While Drs. Adams and White are both amused by the mix-up, this picture has been used on several wikipedia pages (Spanish and Italian at least), and has been picked up by fans who came to believe this was a picture of Dr. Adams. We now have T-Shirts and a statue which feature the image of Dr. White, which have been presented to Dr. Adams--much to the confusion to all those involved. So, I would ask that you please edit this picture to reflect the reality that this is an image of Dr. Bowen White. Thank you. -Derek


Dear Magnus Manske,

Are you the owner of this lovely photo and if not, can you direct me to the photographer.,_Rajasthan.jpg

Thank you.


Photo Use[edit]

Hi Andrew, I used your awesome "JAWS" photo in a graphic. I ended up changing it quite a bit, but I still wanted to check with you before I publish it. Can I email you a copy? Thanks! Sarah

Request for a former toolserver tool[edit]

Hallo Magnus,

I don't mean to bother you I just would like to know if you plan on migrating

It would be nice to have it. Also multichill had a I believe similar tool, but I don't know if he is going to migrate it. But if he is maybe one tool would be sufficiant.

Second there was this tool from jason to find orphan files locally:

You have a similar tool for commons

so I was wandering if this could be adapted easily.

Thank you very much --Nachcommonsverschieber (talk) 15:00, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

File moved by your bot[edit]

this file seems to be moved by your bot from elwiki few years ago. Can you help me to find its original elwiki name and chcek whether is it possible to undelete it there and reupload as the moved file seems to be lost? Ankry (talk) 18:58, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Outdated. Ankry (talk) 18:53, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Authorizing OAuth for CommonsHelper[edit]

Sorry I do not know how this JIRA system works, but I just wanted to ask if you have an idea what I should check or do in order not to get the error message mwoauthdatastore-request-token-not-found I mentioned on the Village pump in French (You can certainly write there in English and someone will translate, or I can copy my question to the Village pump in English, and I also start following your talk page in case you answer here.) Oliv0 (talk) 08:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

I also got this error a few days ago while using another tool. After repeating the authorisation process and reloading the page the problem was solved. Maybe this is also helpful for you, otherwise you really need help from Magnus or someone else who knows more about OAuth. --Didym (talk) 19:28, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Didym: thank you but I tried again and got the same message. I suppose it cannot be because of the TUSC token I once put on my talk page, TUSC is something different? Who would you think knows more about OAuth? Oliv0 (talk) 08:03, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Ihre Karte "DeutschsprachigesEuropa.png"[edit]

Hallo Herr Manske,

ich möchte Sie hiermit darauf hinweisen, dass der Nutzer Fobos92 die ursprünglich von Ihnen erstellte Karte leider nun auch - wie einige ähnliche zur deutschen Sprache zuvor schon - ungenau "eingefärbt" hat. Die orangene Originalversion von Ihnen war wesentlich exakter. Alle Artikel jedweder Sprachversion, welche originär Ihre Karte enthielten, zeigen jetzt leider die schlechtere in blau an. Evtl. wollen Sie dies ja revertieren (da ich z.B. es technisch nicht kann)? Schöne Grüße, 08:57, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Die Karte ist nicht von mir. Infobox lesen! --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:28, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

JIRA system seems down And 403 Error with commonsapi[edit]

Hi Magnus, I would like to report a problem with commonsapi but the JIRA system seems down.

Here the thing:

Since yesterday my daily script has an 403 http Error (Forbidden) with . This is the update script of Crotos, a mashup of Wikidata & WikiCommons about visual artworks. This API is very usefull to find quiclky width and height of WikiCommons images newly inserted in Wikidata. I can use another way, but if you have any idea about this issue, I would thank you a lot for it. Shonagon (talk) 17:50, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

TUSC is generating a 403 as well, which means my bot is currently not operable. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:57, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Nevermind on my part; it was due to Wikimedia throwing up a firewall to ignore my request without a user agent. @Shonagon: you might be having the same problem. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:01, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes Magog the Ogre! Thanks. It was the issue and it's fixed now. And Thanks Magnus Manske for this great tool. Shonagon (talk) 20:55, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Screen backing.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Screen backing.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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